Tag: Tree facts

‘All-in-one’ spice tree
Feature Articles

‘All-in-one’ spice tree

August 28, 2022

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy Many plants possess distinctive aroma, flavour  or fragrance. The whole plant or some parts may be aromatic like root, wood, bark, foliage, flowers, fruits, seeds. They are called aromatic plants. Aromatic compounds are basically essential oils made up of low molecular weight terpenoid compounds (phenylpropenes and terpenes) which…

Tree of Gold
Feature Articles

Tree of Gold

May 9, 2022

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist Spring season,’ an intermediate phase between winter and summer signifies the emergence of new life to many deciduous trees. Also, it marks the end of the weird look of barren tree trunks and fallen leaves. Many exotic and native trees begin new life with blooms on the…

The grandeur of Jacaranda
Feature Articles

The grandeur of Jacaranda

March 20, 2022

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist End of Shishir Ritu (winter) brings about remarkable changes in many deciduous trees. Several species would have shed all their leaves to begin the rejuvenation process: the new cycle of life by producing fresh  foliage & flowers. Several of these trees begin new life by producing new…

Poinsettia: The legendary holiday plant is a winter delight
Feature Articles

Poinsettia: The legendary holiday plant is a winter delight

January 7, 2022

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist Florals and foliage of several species of ornamental plants  are associated with the festive season of Christmas. Apart from the well known, rather celebrated, ‘Christmas tree’ a wide variety of plants embrace “Christmas” in their common names  e.g. Poinsettia, Holly, Mistletoe, Ivy, Christmas Cactus, Christmas Bells, Christmas…

Yellow Walking Iris: Does it walk really?
Feature Articles

Yellow Walking Iris: Does it walk really?

November 14, 2021

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist Iris is a general term for more than 250 species of flowering plants. A few among them are called  Walking Irises. The name implies the plants walk. In fact they get the name from the propagation method. When the flowers fade plantlets (baby plants) develop  on extended…

Paradise Tree: A tree for health & wealth
Feature Articles

Paradise Tree: A tree for health & wealth

August 22, 2021

By Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy Trees of multi-utility value are grown and managed for more than one product/ output. Commonly known as Multi-Purpose Trees (MPTs), they fulfil several needs of human beings. One such tree is ‘Paradise tree’ also known as  ‘Simarouba’, ‘Oil tree’, ‘Dysentery-bark’, ‘Bitterwood’,  ‘Aceituno’ etc. It is a versatile tree as almost all…

Golden Thryallis: A graceful shrub
Feature Articles

Golden Thryallis: A graceful shrub

June 13, 2021

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist Looking for a charming ornamental shrub with blooms round the year? Then opt for the ‘Golden Thryallis’, a  gorgeous low-maintenance ornamental shrub. True to its name, this graceful shrub provides golden touch to any garden with its numerous yellow racemes and glittering foliage. It is also called…

May Flower(s) paint the city red!
Feature Articles

May Flower(s) paint the city red!

May 8, 2021

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist Come May, the hot summer month,  most of the spring season (vasantha ruthu) trees and other  plants would have already  unravelled their floral beauty.  On the other hand, two divergent plant species, a tree and a herb  with the same common name  ‘Mayflower’ mesmerise the onlookers  with…

Ashwagandha: The top-notch adaptogenic herb
Feature Articles

Ashwagandha: The top-notch adaptogenic herb

October 11, 2020

Text & photographs by Dr. Mahadeswara Swamy, Scientist In the current Corona pandemic situation, herbal concoction are gaining importance as more and more practitioners of herbal medicine are prescribing them for boosting immunity and to keep mental health in good condition. Usage of herbs and spices for enhancing immunity and to suppress mental depression are…

1 2 3
ABOUT

Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 41 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.

CONTACT

Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]